Living Leadership: Valuing Our Lived Expertise Resource List

Explore additional resources to learn how child welfare organizations can create equity in the workforce. 

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States


Child welfare systems must foster healthy organizational cultures and climates and improve the well-being of the child welfare workforce. Attention to issues of racial equity and partnering with people with lived expertise in all facets of the organization, especially the workforce, is particularly critical. These supplemental materials discuss how child welfare organizations can create equity in the workforce by promoting diversity, emphasizing the need for organizational assessments, creating a culture and environment that values lived experience and expertise, addressing moral distress, and combatting implicit bias.

Use this resource list with the corresponding Learning Experience video and the CWVE 2022 Learning Experience Discussion Guide, which provides a description of the topic, reflection questions for individual learning, and conversation starters and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners to explore together.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Living leadership: Valuing our lived expertise resource list. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

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